Five blocks under lockdown amid Omicron fears

The government locked down four buildings in Ap Lei Chau, Happy Valley, North Point, Tai Po and Ma On Shan on Thursday evening for mandatory Covid-19 testing, as part of efforts to rein in the spread of the Omicron variant.

It said people must get tested if they have recently been to Block C of Pik On House, Yue On Court on Yue On Court Road; Fung Fai Terrace on Village Road; Block Three, Phase One of City Garden on Electric Road, Mei Sun Building on Kau Hui Chik Street in Tai Po and Kam Huen House (Block F), Kam Fung Court on Sai Sha Road, Ma On Shan.

The exercise in North Point excludes shops on the ground, first and second floors of Maxi Mall.

The one in Tai Po, meanwhile, does not include shops on the ground floor and a care home for the elderly on the first to third floors.

Authorities said the testing exercises would be complete by 7am on Friday.

“We understand that this exercise will cause inconvenience to the public. The government has made arrangements to carry out testing for all persons present in the ‘restricted area’ as soon as possible,” a government spokesman said in a statement.
Last updated: 2022-01-06 HKT 22:11